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City Leaders Launch Medicare Diabetes Screening Project in Augusta
Date:5/8/2009

the MDSP and Medicare diabetes screening via the faith-based community. "Communicating health information to our congregants is not only possible, it's been proven successful," said Rev. Ramsey, who recently participated in a diabetes prevention faith-based program as part of a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The most currently-available estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the prevalence of diabetes is 25% higher in the state of Georgia as compared to the national average (10% versus 8%, respectively). The CDC also estimates that 10.3% of all adults ages 20 and older in Richmond County have diabetes.

The Medicare Diabetes Screening Project in Augusta is a community-based effort to reach and motivate seniors who have undiagnosed diabetes or pre-diabetes, and encourage them to see their doctors or other health care providers, and take advantage of the free diabetes screening benefits offered by Medicare. To learn more, visit www.screenfordiabetes.org.


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